Life in New England will be an easy adjustment for new Patriots defensive end Michael Bennett.
At least if he follows the guide his younger brother Martellus Bennett, who had two different stints with the Patriots (and with a third possibly on the way), laid out for him with an Instagram posted from his official account this week.
“Congratulations to the best dressed defensive lineman in football [Michael Bennett] on signing with [Patriots],” Bennett posted on Instagram. “I’m excited to see you do work on the field in front of the best fans in all of sports. Just stay out of Bill’s way and he won’t [expletive] with you. Although I think you both will have a lot to discuss as you both love history.”
Marty then dove into the personal relationships Michael will likely develop with each member of the on-field squad.
“[The McCourty Twins] Is a hater. Dev is but not Jason he cool. [James Develin] is a good dude to talk to about life you’ll like him he has a thirst for growth as a human. [Tom Brady] is real down to earth we bonded over interior decor you to will probably bond over traveling and places you love outside of the US. [Duron Harmon] has a wonderful family def take the kids over there. [Julian Edelman] will probably piss you off one day don’t punch him. Lol. He just had one speed and that’s hard. [Dont’a Hightower] is smooth y’all will probably have the most in common on defense in style and demeanor as competitors.”
But Marty’s comprehensive guide to the Patriots went beyond that, too, giving his older brother the inside scoop on the people behind the scenes at Patriot Place.
“Ted the nutritionist is dope he reads a lot as do you. He really knows his shit. Moses is a good dude but he be tripping with the workouts. Nancy I’m sure you meet her she’s the best. Darryl is my guy you’ll get to know him he’s the black trainer. Hahaha. They have the best training staff. [Patrick Chung] is a dog like you out there one of the toughest guys you’ll like playing with him. It’s a good group of guys that are very welcoming and just want to compete and win.
“Berj is the guy with all of the answers don’t believe the hype about anyone else being the person with answers. I plan on poaching him from Bill and the team one day to come help run things [at The Imagination Agency] I told him this. ???? Live in Boston if you can no offense but Foxboro is not the place to be unless it’s game day. Lol. But yaayyyy I’m excited for you. I know there’s a lot of pressure to come in a city after I’ve left my mark of awesomeness there but just be yourself and they’ll love almost as much as they loved me.”
Oh, and there was one more thing Martellus wanted to tell Michael.
“I forgot about [Rob Gronkowski],” Bennett wrote. “He’s a lot smarter than people think.”